Royal Greenwich Remembers

Date: 12th Nov 2023 Author: Joseph Shippam
In a poignant display of respect, scouts from across Royal Greenwich came together throughout the district to commemorate Remembrance Day. The variety of activities undertaken by different groups showcased a collective commitment to honouring the event.

The Scout Association plot in Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance

Some scouts made their way to Westminster Abbey’s field of remembrance whilst others gathered around remembrance-themed campfires.

A Remembrance tea light holder at 8th Royal Eltham’s Campfire

Scouts joined in local church ceremonies, whilst others represented the district at the Garrison Church.

8th Royal Eltham at St George’s Garrison Church

The echoes of footsteps and the rustle of poppy-adorned uniforms marked the parade through Eltham High Street. Scouts from over 9 groups marched together.
Groups gathering in Eltham High Street ahead of the parade
Meanwhile Memorials throughout the district played host to scout services.

36th Woolwich at the memorial in Greenwich Cemetery

These moments of reflection reinforced the scouts’ understanding of the historical significance of Remembrance Day and their role in preserving its memory.
As we reflect on this Remembrance Day, Royal Greenwich Scouts remind us that remembrance is not just a tradition but a dynamic, collective effort to honour history and uphold the values of unity and service.
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls